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Here’s how your mortgage compares to your neighbors’

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  Figuring out how much home you can afford entails much more than the interest rate on a mortgage loan and what your monthly mortgage payment …

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What companies accept Dogecoin and other cryptos as payment

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  Dogecoin is not the most valuable cryptocurrency (that would be Bitcoin) or the one with a fast-growing financial sector growing on top of it (that …

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Understanding Parent PLUS loan repayment options

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If you took out loans to help fund your child’s education, such as Parent PLUS Loans from the federal government, you’re eventually going to have to …

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Is this America’s scariest motel?

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If you’ve ever wanted to never sleep again, have we got the place for you! The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada, is open for visitors looking for …

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Tasty, bite-size appetizers you can make in a muffin tin

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The mark of a good party appetizer is the ease with which you can eat it one-handed as you mingle. After all, your other hand is …

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Your brain needs to do this for you to lose weight

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Gary Foster, PhD., joined Quick and Dirty Tips for a Q&A about the research in his book The Shift: 7 Powerful Mindset Changes for Lasting Weight Loss. …

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10 celebrities talk about how they cope with their sleep problems

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It doesn’t matter how luxurious and comfy your bedroom is—no one is protected from the challenges of getting a good night’s sleep. That holds true for even the …

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Xbox Mini Fridge available for pre-order starting today

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  Microsoft concluded its E3 press conference in June with an unexpected hardware announcement. But instead of revealing a new console or accessory like a gamepad …

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Yes, you can pay your student loans with Bitcoin. Here’s how.

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Do you have to pay FAFSA back?

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If you’re wondering, “Do you have to pay back FAFSA loans?,” what you really want to know is whether you have to pay back your federal …

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What questions should you ask when refinancing a car loan?

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Refinancing your car is a big decision. You stand to gain significant advantages if you can refinance to a better loan that lowers your interest rate and/or …

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How many of these obscure movie facts do you know?

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There’s a certain breed of movie fan who sees two hours of cinema as much more than just a distraction that happens to come with popcorn. …

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What to eat before, during & after your workout

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Food is the fuel that allows you to perform during workouts and recover from them afterwards. Get-Fit Guy, Dr. Jonathan Su, provides simple and straightforward advice …

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Air fryer bacon: Your guide to no-muss, no-fuss meat candy

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If you have wondered how to cook bacon in an air fryer, let us solve that particular mystery for you. Not only is it quick and …

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The effects of lifestyle creep & ways to manage it

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You’ve heard about economic inflation — it’s why gas that used to cost $1 per gallon can now be up to five times that amount. But …

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How to pull down a good paycheck without a college degree

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Most everyone will agree that doctors, lawyers, engineers, etc. are careers with high income skills. But all of these require at least four years of college, …

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Don’t have an emergency fund? Here’s how to start saving now

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Everyone knows that it’s a good idea to have an emergency fund, right? And it makes sense. Life is full of unexpected surprises, and having some …

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Classic news video: JFK through the years

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  The NBC Universal Archives YouTube channel is a treasure trove of footage from days past, and their mashup of appearances John F. Kennedy made on …

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Classic news video: JFK through the years

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The NBC Universal Archives YouTube channel is a treasure trove of footage from days past, and their mashup of appearances John F. Kennedy made on NBC News over …

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How many of these obscure movie facts do you know?

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There’s a certain breed of movie fan who sees two hours of cinema as much more than just a distraction that happens to come with popcorn. …

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Are you a Disney Dole Whip fan? Here’s how to make your own

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When my husband and I went to Honolulu, Hawaii, for our honeymoon, we stopped at the famous Dole Plantation to soak up the history and, of …

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Boomers dealing with debt collectors need to read this

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From 2000 to 2004, Steve Abraham spent his life savings caring for his dying brother. When Abraham’s brother got sick in 2000, he left his job to …

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The benefits of sleeping with a humidifier — especially in winter

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  Staying warm in the winter comes at a cost—and we don’t mean just your heating bill. Dry skin, itchy eyes, scratchy throats, cracked lips, and nosebleeds are just …

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The ultimate guide to finding great vacation deals

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Vacations can be expensive. You’re paying not only for flights but also somewhere to stay and activities to do while you’re there. Maintaining a travel budget can be …

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Homemade pizza’s a snap with these recipes

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I wanted to put together a series of meal prep pizzas made with pita bread that could be prepped for the freezer in minutes. Both kids …

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These paint colors can help you sell (or rent) your home. No, really!

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On the TV show 30 Rock, Liz Lemon had many imaginary arguments over the years, but perhaps none were more relatable than the one where she …

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15 solid alternatives to Airbnb

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Traveling and exploring places has been every individual’s desire to express both happiness and sadness. In this modern world, the growth of technology has brought the …

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These celebrities make millions … selling merch

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While tour merchandise such as gig t-shirts and pins gained popularity as a form of self-expression in the 1960s, today you can find everything from scented candles …

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House hacking: How to start investing in real estate

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For many wanting to buy a house, raising the down payment and covering the closing costs can be barriers to entry. While investing in a single-family …

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The best cities to start a small business right now

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How to make your inflatable holiday decorations last longer

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Inflatable decorations for your yard or porch can be an affordable way to go big for any holiday. Not only are they economical, but they are …

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Best & worst cities for American renters

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The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many aspects of Americans’ social and financial lives. Initial shelter-in-place mandates reduced mobility and resulted in enormous job loss that continues …

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These are America’s most kid-friendly cities

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Grocery hacks that can save you a ton of money

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I love convenience as much as the next person, but I love saving money even more. Many pantry staples can be made easily at home at …

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Simple tips to sneak more veggies into your diet

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The health benefits of veggies are well-known. They’re low in calories and filling, while also providing tons of vitamins and minerals. However, getting your recommended daily …

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12 restaurants that will give you free food. Really

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When you think of rewards credit cards, you most likely think of airplanes and hotels. But many rewards can be found across the country at places near you in …

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A beginner’s guide to small business bookkeeping in Canada

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Accurate, up-to-date bookkeeping is the backbone of any successful small business. No matter what type of business you operate, an understanding of bookkeeping best practices is …

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Can you get a student loan with no credit history?

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For many loans, including mortgages and credit cards, you at least need a credit history to prove to the lender that you are a reliable borrower. …

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How to buy a house without a realtor

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Most people you know who have bought a home have probably done so with the help of a Realtor or real estate agent. Realtors, by the …

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Yes, you can visit this real-life fairytale town

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Giethoorn is a quaint village that’s described as the Venice of the Netherlands combined with the lush shire of the Lord of The Rings. Mix in luxurious …

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Tricky treats: 15 healthy halloween goodies

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These spooktacular clean eating Halloween treats are a great way to celebrate Halloween without all that junk! I know, I know. The bowls of candy are …

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The best Dutch oven recipes to try this fall

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As trees gently release their leaves and pumpkins begin to sprout on your neighbors’ porches as if by magic, it can only mean one thing: It’s …

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Inflation & hiring challenges force small businesses to react

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Small Business Insights: Inflation and hiring challenges force small businesses to react Our latest Small Business Insights report looks at the big issues facing U.S. small …

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Classic news: Anti-gay activist gets pie to the face

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In 1977, the singer and former Miss Oklahoma Anita Bryant was holding a press conference in Des Moines – the subject of which was her long-standing …

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Can you apply for an EIDL loan twice?

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Income-contingent repayment plan explained

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Income-contingent payment (ICR) plans are one kind and can help make federal student loan payments more affordable. The income-contingent repayment plan allows you to extend your …

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The ultimate guide to traveling solo

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Solo travel is a great way to learn about the world, discover who you are, and push your comfort zone boundaries. However, solo travel can get intimidating (there’s so …

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What are adaptogens & can they help you sleep better?

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In the world of health, there always seems to be something new just around the corner that everyone wants to try. While some of these trends …

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13 funny money lessons from classic horror franchises

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We’ve investigated hundreds of movies, TV shows and video games for cases where insurance would have helped our heroes protect against survival situations. Unfortunately, most of …

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Investing myths you shouldn’t fall for

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 Yet they persist, largely because too many people consider money a “taboo” subject and avoid talking about it. Many of us also never question these assumptions, …